choking stagnating blinding sneaking
stagnating blinding sneaking choking
blinding! sneaking! choking! stagnating!
Fear sneaks up on you and kills creativity. Be it insecurity or fear of failure or fear of rejection, or whatever it is, it kills. How do you counter it? How do you keep writing in the face of fear?
-Remember first that you are writing for nobody but yourself! Get it written and spill out the ideas as they come. Clean it up later for someone else, but first, get it written!
-Set a time to write every day, same time, no matter what.
-BICHAK!! Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard!! Keep it going, no matter how bad it may be. You can always fix it later.
-Stop Talking!! Don’t talk about writing, simply DO it! The more you write, the better you become.
Have I ever fallen into these traps? Every single one. I fight daily to believe my writing is worth doing, for many reason, not the least of which is ‘I’m too old to start!’ My family always wanted me to be in computers, so nothing else I did (singing, dancing, anything I WANTED to do) was good enough. I never got to show them my writing. My dad’s been gone for years and mom’s mind and body are both half gone. I tried to show my mom not too long ago, but she never even looked at it. Yes, there are many reasons for my fears.
Someone told me this week that I had to make myself BELIEVE that people NEED to hear what I have to say. That I have to give it straight and hit them over the head with my words.
He said more, but you get the gist.
What do you fear and what methods do you use to overcome fear?